Monitor Audio BX5 light on low frequency punch?
Hi all, although I have used these forums as a source of information in the past this has been the first time that I really need some inside/expert advise, tbh all advice would help.
I recently bought a pair of Monitor Audio BX5 speakers to run through my Cambridge Audio Azur 640A MKII amp, although I have had less than a dozen hours of break in time, i have been less than impressed with the bass response. The speakers on the whole are fabulous the high and mid frequencies are far in excess of my expectations and certainly do show what can be done at this price range, in addition the fantastic slim design is perfect for my current living conditions and shows how MA make full use of the construction space. However the only concern i have is for the low frequency response, in music requiring a deep bass punch the speakers seem to be a little hollow, the best I can think of describing it is that the bass response is there in theory and you can tell the speaker is producing what should be heard on the track, but it’s just not a powerful deep punch and as a result seems to be a little hollow in the deep bass frequencies. I was wondering if anyone can recommend anything, due to the fact that I managed to get a steal on the speakers one option I was considering pursuing was a dedicated small subwoofer. I know this is one area that causes some debate in audiophiles, i.e. the acceptance of separate subwoofers in stereo set ups but for this purpose I think this could be a viable option. Or will this clear up with break in?